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  1. CaveGirl

    "10 Rillington Place" (1971) Oct. 29 EARLY

    I totally agree with this diagnosis, Sarge. I've made a few men cry and there's even one of them here online. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it, though it can be fun at times. That's why I like you, Sarge as you don't seem like the crybaby type or inclined to any lachrymose [sp?] tendencies!
  2. CaveGirl

    Multifarious MacGuffins

    Nicely done, G4!
  3. CaveGirl

    For Gastronauts Only!

    Films or tv shows which focus on the culinary arts are always suberbly filling fare. I was going to say my favorite was Malle's "My Dinner With Andre" but then realized that though Andre and Wallace were being served constantly during their conversation, I don't remember any of the gastronomic delights or even the wine, just mostly the conversation. So I shall say that my favorite outing on this subject is actually an "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episode called "The Speciality of the House" written by the talented Stanley Ellin, and starring the exquisitely talented Robert Morley. Now for all who've seen it, they know that this little club for those who enjoy fine cuisine, has a very small and privileged clientele who are invited, which leads to a fitting denouement, when the latest inductee may get to enjoy the current speciality of the house, in a finely tuned black humor situation. Your reservation is now being called if you'd like to dine with us, and mention any Cordon Bleu renderings you've enjoyed on film or tv?
  4. CaveGirl

    Haunted Houses

    My favorite haunted house movie is "The House on Haunted Hill" mostly because the outside of that abode was a Frank Lloyd Wright building [but not the inside] and because it has Vincent Price in it and is a William Castle flick. I will watch any film with a haunted house motif though, since they are always fun. Some might actually be a bit scary but most are just entertaining. Now I stayed in a haunted house once, which was on the National Register, and kept hoping a ghost would appear. It had been listed by a realtor as having a ghost, which I guess is sometimes required in listings. In fact, when it was time to go to bed, I asked the owners if I could go downstairs with a flashlight and just walk around the whole joint which was built in 1820, trying to stir up some spirits, since I'm not afraid of anything but the Internal Revenu service and Celtic clogging performances. My friend who was staying in another room, kept whining at the top of the staircase begging me to come back upstairs cuz she was such a scaredy cat. What a wimp! Why is it that on these shows about haunted places, the men who are in the show, as supposed "ghost hunters" always go off screaming like a seven-year old girl, if anything actually moves, or happens or they get an EVP supposed message? What a bunch of babies! I mean, if you say you are "looking for ghosts" why do you freak out if you have something odd happen? I wouldn't do that, and I am just a poor little frail female. So embarrassing...but I am off topic now so please share your favorite haunted house or places movie, so I can watch more of them.
  5. CaveGirl

    For Gastronauts Only!

    Great choice, CigarJoe!
  6. CaveGirl

    Multifarious MacGuffins

    You're bad, TB! I wonder if Trump passed his 2nd Grade SAT for what he learned in his McGuffey's Reader?
  7. I rate "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" as a 10 every time I see it, TB!
  8. CaveGirl

    Haunted Houses

    This is crapola, Dargo! Not your post...or your inimitable humour [yes...that would be spelled with the essential second "u"] but the idea of you being a tennis addict. For years, all we've heard is that you look like James Coburn, but now my image of you is of a youthful Humphrey Bogart, bounding into the TCM Lizard Lounge and shouting out the words "Tennis, anyone?" I just don't see Coburn looking right in his tennis togs. Clean up this mess. Do you look more like Coburn or Bogie? P.S. Did some research on if Bogart really said that line or something like it on stage, and the jury is still slightly out.
  9. CaveGirl

    Haunted Houses

    Now that's scary! Too bad you don't have a tape of it that you could submit to that new show on the Travel Channel called "Paranormal". Thanks, Janet!
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    I so totally agree with you, Arpirose. I usually am going way back in time, to the silents and Depression and war years for these forgotten classics, but there are even much more recent films which seem to be forgotten that I remember fondly like "Being John Malkovitch", "M. Butterfly" and even the controversial Jean-Luc Godard film, "Hail Mary". Great topic to ponder...
  11. CaveGirl

    For Gastronauts Only!

    Seen it, love it and it reminds me of "In the Realm of the Senses" where some folks almost kill themselves doing something else enjoyable. Thanks, CigarJoe!
  12. CaveGirl

    Fat Jokes In Movies And TV

    I was going to mention the TZ episode, as it's one of my faves. The way it starts out [SPOILERS AHEAD] with everyone dealing with heatstroke and thirst and then the denouement with the opposite effect of freezing almost to oblivion, is so fantastic. I also enjoy all those burning up paintings which look hot even in black and white. Yes, Garde really had many fine roles in her career and thanks, Swithin!
  13. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    NB's are in such abundance, as the Beatles might say, here, there and everywhere...and oh, yes, in movies too! It might seem discriminatory to say this category is usually more based on male figures but it seems to be, though I've known some female blowhards in my time. One of my faves is actor, Raymond Walburn but he is not even close to being as much of a blowhard as some I've met in real life. I prognosticate that this topic will produce some fine examples, so thanks in advance!
  14. CaveGirl

    The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    The middle person is Luis Bunuel, to the Hitchcock's right. He was one of Hitch's favorite directors that he admired.
  15. CaveGirl

    The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    It's lividity. She was probably in a more face down position when found which would reflect how the blood pooled. Can you tell I kept the forensic book from a policeman that I dated???
  16. CaveGirl

    The Post an Interesting Pic thread

    That must have been a real feather in her cap, Dargo.
  17. CaveGirl

    The Seven Basic Plotlines

    Speaking of feminist film criticism, I remember thinking once while viewing Rubens' "Rape of the Sabine Women" at the National Gallery in London, that none of the ladies seemed to be singing or dancing as they were in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers".
  18. Well, to begin with I'm sorry I missed this thread originally, Dargo. Now, on to business, if you are wondering who this lady reminds me of, I would say the most likely actress is...Ethel Griffies. Now she does have some resemblance also to the Una O'Connor school with a bit of Hermione Gingold and Mildred Natwick mixed in, but wasn't she really a landlady or something? Hope I've answered your question properly? P.S. She also could be a relative of Estelle Winwood!
  19. CaveGirl

    Anatomy of a Murder

    Oh, okay I must have missed your question so will go look for it now.
  20. A book came out awhile back, contending that there are only seven basic plot lines in Western literature. I don't remember if this theory included all branches of world literature, but my question to you is, do you think this is also true of movies? The seven categories consist of: Overcoming the Master, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy and Rebirth. Apparently the author, in a rather Cosmic Consciousness Carl Jungian way developed this exegesis over many years, though some critics find it not feasible or with sufficient proofs. I think the author also had some ideas about a plot being only able to encompass one hero or heroine at a time, which was also debated by many. Can you add to the categories, based on your knowledge of film, and do you agree or disagree with this concept? Please submit your answers in essay form, and extra credit if you can do a brief book report on the said tome.
  21. CaveGirl

    Kings of the B's

    Speaking of Slim, I found an old 45 at a garage sale the other day, of his song "Rainin' in my Heart" [not to be confused with the Buddy Holly penned song]. I wonder if it is worth anything? I think "Stormy Weather" by the Five Keys is no longer so in demand.
  22. CaveGirl

    "The Passionate Friends"

    Superlative drama with realistic leads.
  23. CaveGirl

    The Seven Basic Plotlines

    Thanks, TopBilled! I wonder if all things can just be boiled down to three categories, Envy, Love, Revenge?
  24. CaveGirl

    The Seven Basic Plotlines

    Extra points awarded for mentioning the "Aarne-Thompson Folklore classification system" whose rules I revere and live by, Sgt. Markoff! Okay, I lied, since I didn't really know about the A-TFCS but don't mind admitting my nescience and I like to learn new things, so shall be immediately researching the above word of mouth folklore connection! A lot of the criticism of this author's contention, lies within the proposition of the earlier theories about dramatic situations utilized in plays and such. With the usage of the archetypes as a basis to categorize such, I can see why there was such emphasis on the works of Jung, who did some pioneering efforts in such things with his dream analysis.
  25. CaveGirl

    Anatomy of a Murder

    I like stories about Benny's friendship with George Burns, who seemed to delight in tormenting him. One I kind of remember was told by Burns, saying he and Jack were on their way to a funeral of someone, and George said to Jack, "You know, it would be very bad if you laughed during the eulogy." Of course, one can imagine the result without me saying anything more.

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